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How much to tip for car service

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How much to tip for car service

I have hired a car service to pick me up at Cork airport and drive me to Castletownbere. I know its quite a distance but didn't feel like bothering with public transportation after a transatlantic flight. Thanks.

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11. Re: How much to tip for car service

Based on what Eddie says you do what you do at home.

Therefore if I travel to the states I will not tip at all. Is that ok?

220 euro? That's too much anyway so no tip on top of that.

Edited: 20 August 2017, 15:45
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12. Re: How much to tip for car service

Yes, I'm sure Eddie will be delighted if we all decide to not care about local customs just like he does and refuse to tip as they do in the US when we go there.

That said, one of the delights of Ireland (and most of Europe) is that you can do whatever you want. Many people will gladly take high tips, smile and say thank you, but privately they may well be laughing at the 'stupid Americans' who throw their money at everyone and everything.

The result, though, is that tips do become expected, if only from Americans.

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13. Re: How much to tip for car service

yep. you have contracted a very high cost service and as i said earlier, a tip is certainly not warranted.

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14. Re: How much to tip for car service

According to the taxi fare estimator that's the maximum for that trip


I would be tempted to negotiate a reduction or enquire from your accommodation if they have a local arrangement with someone for the trip.

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15. Re: How much to tip for car service

Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc. :-)

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16. Re: How much to tip for car service

so be it Beverly ;-(

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